Online programs & education
We’re committed to helping you build the skills needed for your own recovery from an eating disorder or body image issue – or to help someone else on that journey, wherever you are in Australia.
We are currently building more online programs, so sign up to our newsletter to find out when they start.
Free online program for carers: Understanding eating disorder recovery
Skills to help your loved one overcome an eating disorder
Next Dates: Third quarter 2021
This free 6-week workshop is accessible to anyone in Australia. The program is facilitated by specialist counsellors via our online forum.
Caring for a person with an eating disorder can be a long-term and skilled commitment. Yet families often need to provide care with very little if any training or support. This workshop will help you develop practical skills to support your loved one with an eating disorder in their recovery progress. The Butterfly National Helpline can provide more information or register your interest in attending this program.
Anyone, anywhere in Australia, caring for a loved one experiencing or recovering from an eating disorder, whether they are a family member, friend, colleague or partner. Those experiencing an eating disorder are asked not to attend or listen in.
This workshop, based on Janet Treasure’s book Skills-Based Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder, will help you:
- Understand and adapt your caring style
- Connect with others going through similar experiences
- Learn about helping to motivate change
- Develop new communication skills
- Manage difficult behavior
- Understand what might be happening for your loved one.
The facilitator will present on video, while participants can type in questions. Numbers are generally not capped.
There is no cost – the workshop is free.
Register for upcoming workshops via the Butterfly National Helpline on 1800 ED HOPE (1800 33 4673) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Program format: This is a Webinar which means you will need the internet, a smart device or computer, and access to audio (computer speakers, your phone audio, etc)
We will send out log in information once registration is complete.
Virtual Youth Program
The Virtual Youth Program is delivered online through Zoom and is for young people aged 18-24 living in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia.
Next program: registrations or referrals now open
Program starts: October, 2021
Assessments for future programs are ongoing, so please register or refer as soon as possible for upcoming programs.